The Wire is an American television crime drama series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Each season of The Wire introduces a different facet of the city of Baltimore. In chronological order they are: the illegal drug trade, the seaport system, the city government and bureaucracy, the school system, and the print news media.
Despite only receiving average ratings and never winning major television awards, The Wire has been described by many critics and fans as one of the greatest TV dramas of all time. The show is recognized for its realistic portrayal of urban life, its literary ambitions, and its uncommonly deep exploration of sociopolitical themes.
Creator: David Simon
Actors: Aidan Gillen, Amy Ryan, Andre Royo, Anwan Glover, Bill Raymond, Bobby Brown, Brandon Young, Brian Anthony Wilson, Chris Bauer, Clark Johnson, Clarke Peters, Corey Parker Robinson, Deirdre Lovejoy, Dion Graham, Domenick Lombardozzi, Dominic West, Felicia Pearson, Frankie Faison, Gary D'Addario, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Hassan Johnson, Isiah Whitlock Jr., J.D. Williams, Jamie Hector, Jay Landsman, Jermaine Crawford, John Doman, Julito McCullum, Lance Reddick, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Maria Broom, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Kostroff, Michael Potts, Michelle Paress, Neal Huff, Reg E. Cathey, Richard Hidlebird, Robert F. Chew, Robert Wisdom, S. Robert Morgan, Seth Gilliam, Sonja Sohn, Susan Duvall, Thuliso Dingwall, Tray Chaney, Wendell Pierce
Studio: Blown Deadline Productions